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Lit A return to the Bantam Style

Discussion in 'Literature' started by newdawn12, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I was talking about EU-created galaxy-wide conflicts. There are certain things that should be left to the movies.
     
  2. DarthJenari

    DarthJenari Jedi Master star 4

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    Ah ok, my bad. I can see it going both ways. The main appeal for me of a movie is that you can visually see it. No matter how great your imagination is, there's a large difference between reading about the Death Star and seeing it on screen.
     
  3. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    What can you see going both ways?
     
  4. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Is anyone else reading the thread title and just hearing "Psy" singing "Gangam Style" and saying "Bantam Style" or izzat just me?
     
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  5. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    "Oopa Bantam Style"
    "Heeeeeeey, sexy Mara"
     
  6. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    hahahha, just random shots of Bantam novel covers cut together and we're set!
     
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  7. AlyxDinas

    AlyxDinas Jedi Knight star 4

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    Yeah. Last year was so great.
     
  8. DarthJenari

    DarthJenari Jedi Master star 4

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    Galaxy wide conflicts. I understand the appeal of having them happen in the theater, but I can also accept them happening in the novels or comics, and even video games after Kotor.
     
  9. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Star Wars is a movie franchise and the EU is tie-in material, meaning that nothing that affects the movies can happen in the EU. KOTOR can get away with it galaxy-wide conflicts because it takes place thousands of years before the movies.
     
  10. DarthJenari

    DarthJenari Jedi Master star 4

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    Stopped being just a movie franchise a long time ago. I agree that nothing that happens in the novels can change what happens in the movies, but it can explain details in greater depth, and seeing as they specifically don't orbit around the movies and take place before/after them they are not limited by them and can have any number of events, some galaxy wide, take place within them.
     
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  11. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Certain songs are timeless classics, dammit!
     
  12. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    To the die-hard fans only, but otherwise I agree with your post.
     
  13. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Remember Brian Daley's Han Solo books? I'd love to read more of those. Just something light and fun about life as a minor citizen in a GFFA.

    RIP, Brian. :(
     
  14. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    The pre-Bantam Del Rey style.
     
  15. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I hate to admit it but...


    I MISS SUPERWEAPONS. I loved the Sun Crusher, and the Star Forge was cool in KOTOR.

    There, I said it.
     
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  16. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Glad you shared your opinion. =D=
     
  17. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Someone tell TOR. [face_sigh]
     
  18. Grey1

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    In both Star Trek end credits, Abrams's collection of random planets included roughly 70% damaged planets breaking apart. I think he likes damaged planets. He'd love a moon crashing into a planet.
     
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  19. LivingJediDream

    LivingJediDream Jedi Master star 4

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    TOR takes everything SW has encompassed and represents it in some way, so it is no surprise they've got the Year of the Superweapon in there.
     
  20. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I wouldn't have been surprised if TOR blew up Alderaan and the Third Essential Chronology retconned the Alderaan from the movies into being new Alderaan.
     
  21. MillionthVoice

    MillionthVoice Jedi Knight star 3

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    I think they should reboot that style with a novel called "Bantam Begins"
     
  22. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Not sure if this is on-topic, but I wonder what "style" we'll see for the comics.
     
  23. THE EVIL CLIFFIE

    THE EVIL CLIFFIE Jedi Master star 2

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    Del Rey isn't the publisher Star Wars needs, but it's the one it deserves right now.

    (Yes, I know that was the sequel)
     
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  24. The Compeer

    The Compeer Jedi Knight star 2

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    Ouch. I've heard die-hard Trekkies say nicer things about Star Wars. Are you sure you're in the right forum?
     
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  25. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Yeah. No one despises SW products like SW fans! ;)
     
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